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Pakistan vs Bangladesh (Match Preview)

Pakistan will take on Bangladesh today, Pakistan is already red hot in the news and they will look to focus back on Cricket when they meet emerging Bangladesh in their first match of t20 world cup 2016.

Pakistan: For Pakistan they will look for a new start, despite their below par performance in recent Asia cup.Pakistan openers will be once again tested, good news for Pakistan is that Muhammad Hafeez performance in warm-up match against Sri Lanka is a good sign at no 3 spot.Pakistan will heavily dependent on their middle order as Sarfraz, Malik, and Umar Akmal. As a finisher Shahid Afridi really needs to fire with the bat and ball as well as his recent performances which are not consistent enough. With the ball Pakistani side looks decent enough with the likes of Amir, Wahab and Irfan along with the previous match star Imad Wasim.

Bangladesh: Bangladesh will feel much relaxed because of their recent performances but at the same time they will be aware that conditions here in India are different from Bangladesh and spinners will play a major role.Bangladesh opening looks solid with the likes of Tamim Iqbal and Soumya sarkar, Bangladesh will also use vast experience of Shakib al Hasan both in batting and bowling because he plays a lot of IPL matches here for KKR and he knows exactly conditions here.

Blackcaps defeated Indians in their home ground

Blackcaps defeated Indians in their home ground

The opening match of the t20world cup 2016  for new Zealand and Captain Williamson rested his Strike bowlers Tim Southe and Trent boult instead of them he picked trio spinners ish Sodhi, Nathan McCullum, and young gun Mitchel Santner for duty. The trio has not experienced enough but India has no answer to them what so ever.

New Zealand innings:-  After a shaky start new Zealand were reduced to 35 for 3 after 7 overs, Corey Anderson made 34 of 42 balls, he got support from Ross Taylor who made 10 runs, and 18 from Mitchel Santner and at the last a little a little cameo from luke Ronchi who score 11 ball 21 and gave something to bowlers to play with.

India innings:-  Newzealand struck in the very first over by picking Shikhar Dhawan got LBW off the bowling of Nathan McCullum and rest of them followed path of opener and the hosts found themselves in spot of bother, Kohli (23 of 26) lone warrior of India who was picked by leg-spinner ish Sodhi, captain Dhoni fought hard for his run-a-ball 30 but  the aggression came too late from Skipper Dhoni.

Mitchel Santner registered his best t20 figures picking 4 wickets for just 11 runs While ish Sodhi (3 for 18) and Nathan McCullum (2 for 15). Spinners picked 9 wickets in the match.

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